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Definition of subject adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈsʌbdʒɪkt//
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  1. 1subject to something likely to be affected by something, especially something bad Flights are subject to delay because of the fog. Smokers are more subject to heart attacks than non-smokers.
  2. 2subject to something depending on something in order to be completed or agreed The article is ready to publish, subject to your approval. All specially-priced vacation packages are subject to availability.
  3. 3subject to something/somebody under the authority of something or someone All nuclear installations are subject to international safeguards. As a diplomat, he is not subject to local laws.
  4. 4[only before noun] (formal) controlled by the government of another country subject peoples
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